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Educational Collaboratives

Brief description: Educational Collaboratives are formed by local school committees and charter boards under the provisions of Chapter 40, Section 4E. The purpose of an educational collaborative is to supplement and strengthen the programs and services of member school committees and charter boards. All educational collaborative agreements and amendments must be approved by the member school committees and charter boards and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

News

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Collaborative Directors' Use of Board Member Management System

Laws and Regulations

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Regulations
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Current Authorizing Law: Chapter 40, Section 4E
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New Law - effective May 31, 2012

Guidance

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Guidance on the Calculation and Use of Cumulative Surplus
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Duties and Responsibilities of Collaborative Board Members and Boards of Directors
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Collaborative FY15 Annual Report Guidelines
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Collaborative FY15 Annual Independent Audit Guidelines
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How to request a waiver of 603 CMR 50.00
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Responsibilities of School Committees and Charter School Boards as Member Districts of an Educational Collaborative

Information on Collaboratives

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MCAS Results for Students Served by Educational Collaboratives
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Special Commission on Educational Collaboratives: Final Report
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Listing of approved Educational Collaboratives
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Collaborative Membership
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Brief History of Educational Collaboratives
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Profile data for approved Educational Collaboratives

Process for Forming or Amending an Educational Collaborative

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Guidelines for Forming an Educational Collaborative
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Guidance for Amending a Collaborative Agreement
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Collaborative Agreement Clarification
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Guidance and Checklist on Collaborative Agreements

New Requirements

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Reminder of new requirements
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Guidance for meeting the May 31 requirements
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Educational Collaboratives: Summary of New Law and Proposed Next Steps
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Presentation to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
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Power Point Presentation provided to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

Model Collaborative Agreement

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Model Collaborative Agreement

Professional Associations

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The Massachusetts Organization of Educational Collaboratives (MOEC)

Accountability

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Educational Collaboratives - FY14 Annual Reports and Annual Independent Audits
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Collaborative Program Review System
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6- year Collaborative Review cycle

Resources

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Conflict of Interest Law
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Ethics Training
 
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Law
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Guide
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Special Education: State and Federal Laws and Related Documents


Last Updated: September 11, 2015
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